CHILDREN

We have a fantastic Children’s Ministry with a staff that has a heart for pouring God's love into children from two months old through fifth grade. Please check out our ministries below. We hope you and your children will visit us soon.

Children's Programs At The Harbor During COVID

Spark 
Crawlers Through Pre-k

We are working hard to reopen our onsite children's programs, and at this time are able to partially reopen Spark! Unfortunately we will have to limit our classes to children who are independently mobile (crawlers) through pre-k for now. Parents that would like to bring their children to Spark must reserve a place for them each week they plan to attend services. 

Key information for registering your child for Spark each Sunday:

  • If you sign up and your child's room is full, please sign up anyway. You will be placed on our waitlist and notified as soon as space becomes available.

  • If your child has never attended, you should first register them in our system by clicking here.

  • Limited space is available in each classroom. Because of this each child will be allowed only one spot for one service each week.

  • We understand that plans can change. If you need to cancel your reservation please let us know as soon as possible, so we can give that space to a child on our waitlist.
    • You can cancel your reservation through the confirmation email you receive upon registering your child.

  • Reservations will open at 1:00 PM each Sunday for the following Sunday’s services. Reserve your child's spot by Wednesday night at midnight to allow our team the best chance to accommodate them.

 We hope this system will be quick and easy for you to use each week you place your child with us in Spark. 

Spark Weekly Reservations

Blast Children & Infants
K-5th Grade & Birth Through Not Yet Crawling

If you plan to attend services at The Harbor, please remember to let us know your children's ages when you reserve your seats. Blast aged children (k-5th grade) and infants (birth - not yet crawling) will attend with their parents in the Worship Center. We have Family Sermon Bags with new items each week that we will give them when you come to the service. They contain things like coloring sheets that will help your children engage with the service. (If you are joining us online, you can download and print the sheets below.)


Help your child engage with this week's service!

If you are joining us for online services, print these for your children to help them engage with this week's service! (If you are joining us for in-person worship, these are included in this week's Family Sermon Bag.) Share your completed sheets with us by posting them on our Children's Ministry Facebook page!



Harbor Family Packs
December edition

The Children's Ministry team has created a treasure of activities for your family called Harbor Family Packs. These holiday edition packs will have object lessons and activities for the whole family. Inside the pack, which will be personalized for your family, you will find a new Bible story lesson for each week, activities to go along with each lesson, and a family fun activity. The lessons and activities are designed for ages 2 through fifth grade. If you have older children in your home, have them join you to help teach the lesson to the younger children. Our prayer is that through the lessons and activities, your family can engage and learn more about Jesus together.

Registration for the December pack is open now. We will begin distributing them on Sunday, November 29th. If you would like one for your family, please sign up here. (Even if you have signed up for other Family Packs, please sign up for this below.)

Sign Up Here


If you have any questions, please contact Lyndsay Ball.

Email Lyndsay

SPARK

For children ages 2 months to pre-k

Our goal is to SPARK wonder in your child about who God is and why He loves them so much. We provide a loving nursery program during Worship Services on Sunday mornings. SPARK also provides childcare for children ages 2 months to 12 years during most of our events. Reservations are required in advance for all childcare except Sunday morning services.

Please contact Cathy McIlveen for more information.
Contact Cathy

BLAST

Kindergarten through 5th grade

We genuinely believe the combined influence of church and family can make a difference in the hearts of children as they grow in their understanding of Biblical principles and discover what Jesus means to them. Sunday morning Blast services are at 9:30 am & 11:00 am.

Please contact Cathy McIlveen for more information.

Contact Cathy

VOLUNTEER WITH THE CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

Our Children's Ministry offers an opportunity to serve children and their parents. We are looking for volunteers to work alongside our staff members. We ask that our volunteers have been a member or regular attender of The Harbor for at least 3-6 months and have a passion for God and for helping children. If this is you, please fill out the appropriate form for  your age.
adult volunteers or youth volunteers 

We currently need four people to help at the 11:00 AM service in our K-5th grade ministry. These are small group leader roles and can be high school students or adults who will spread the good news of Jesus to the children at The Harbor.

We also need a few people that would be willing to work a couple times a month from 9:00 to 9:40 AM on Sundays as a greeter at the check-in desk. Volunteers will work with our current greeters and help new families get entered into the system. This role is perfect for those who come to the 9:30 AM service! Contact Cathy McIlveen for more information.

Contact Cathy McIlveen for more information about our Children's Ministry by phone 281.388.3542 or email.